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ASCS National Sprint Series


LAWTON, Okla. (May 20, 2017) Topping a stout field of 29 drivers at Lawton Speedway with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won the battle through traffic to pick up $2,000 and his sixth ASCS sanctioned victory of the 2017 season.

Taking off from the pole of Saturday's lineup, the opening lap lead fell into the hands of John Carney II, who rolled the outside of the front row. Working into traffic by the seventh round, Carney had opened up a comfortable advantage as the MVT No. 11x began weaving around back markers. Making moves as fast as Carney, the distance between first and second began to close.

Working low into the first and second turn on Lap 15, Carney hit the back straightaway with Hafertepe charging off the cushion. Turning down the track, Sam found the low side of turn three first, forcing Carney to the middle and in turn, to second off the fourth turn.

Caution working Lap 16, the field reverted back to the previously completed lap. Still showing Hafertepe on point, the green saw Carney dive the first turn in an attempt to slide Sam for the lead, but the move would be denied as John fell back in line.

High in one and two, and low and three and four, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. built a 1.5 second advantage over the No. 11x. Searching either end of the track, Carney began running the cushion at both ends. Picking up time on the No 15h, traffic again came into play; allowing Carney to close right on Hafertepe's back bumper with only three laps to go. Still able to thwart any attempts at the lead and again pull away, Sam cleared the checkered flag with a 1.415 second advantage.

Skipping over the cushion in the final turns, Carney would relinquish the runner-up spot to Oklahoma's Alex Sewell with John Carney II holding on to complete the podium. Seth Bergman fourth was joined by Wayne Johnson to round out the top-five. Blake Hahn crossed sixth with Matt Covington, Danny Jennings, Brandon Long, and Johnny Herrera rounding out the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products returns to Lawton Speedway on Wednesday, June 14 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for round four of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
ASCS Red River Region
Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Car Count: 29

Heat 1: 1. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 44-Jared Sewell[2]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell[3]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox[1]; 8. 11-Nick Bates[8]

Heat 2: 1. 8-Alex Sewell[2]; 2. 11M-Jason McDougal[1]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 02-Brandon Long[4]; 6. 5-Joe Bob Lee[3]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[5]

Heat 3: 1. 07-Michael Bookout[2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[7]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 5. 3-Brian Gramm[3]; 6. 25-Shane Sellers[1]; 7. 98-Ryan Padgett[4]

Heat 4: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 5$-Danny Smith[1]; 3. 2-Mickey Walker[5]; 4. 21R-Andrew Deal[7]; 5. 31-Casey Wills[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[4]; 7. 57-Kyle Chady[2]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long[5]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 3. 44-Jared Sewell[3]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox[15]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell[8]; 7. 3-Brian Gramm[6]; 8. 5-Joe Bob Lee[9]; 9. 98-Ryan Padgett[12]; 10. 57-Kyle Chady[14]; 11. 11-Nick Bates[13]; 12. 90-Lance Norick[11]; 13. 31-Casey Wills[2]; 14. 25-Shane Sellers[10]; 15. 17W-Harli White[7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[8]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 9. 02-Brandon Long[15]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 11. 11M-Jason McDougal[13]; 12. 5$-Danny Smith[14]; 13. 44-Jared Sewell[17]; 14. 2-Mickey Walker[10]; 15. 9$-Kyle Clark[16]; 16. 10K-Kyle Ezell[20]; 17. 50Z-Zach Chappell[19]; 18. 07-Michael Bookout[5]; 19. 21R-Andrew Deal[12]; 20. 26M-Fred Mattox[18]

ASCS National Sprint Series


Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Gets One For The Thumb At Missouri State Fair Speedway

SEDALIA, Mo. (April 15, 2017) Tying a record set by Gary Wright in 2005, Sunnyvale, Texas shoe Sam Hafertepe, Jr got one for the thumb at the Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network; beating out Johnny Herrera by mere feet at the drop of the checkered flag.

"Let me tell you, Johnny and I raced well together last year and it's the same this year. I've got a lot of respect for what he does, and he shows the same towards me and when we can put on a show like that in front of these fans, that's what makes them want to come back every time," said Hafertepe was congratulated in the car by Herrera.

Asked about his fifth win in as many starts, Sam replied, "This is incredible. We really didn't have the best car early on. We were way to tight and I had to start making it work, especially in three and four where they were just eating us up but just hats off to my guys."

Fighting the tight race car though the opening laps, a restart on Lap 8 would prove pivotal for Hafertepe who was able to maneuver out of dirty air. Advancing into the chase for the lead, Hafertepe trailed Johnny Herrera by just shy of a half straightaway as the pair began to find traffic at the races midpoint.

With the aid of traffic the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h quickly reeled in the No. 45x and began to challenge on the fifteenth round. Pulling even with Herrera of the following lap, Sam was able to secure the lead and begin putting slower cars between he and the MVT No. 45x.

Caution on lap 18 for Jake Greider and Seth Bergman breathed new life into the battle for the top spot as Herrera charged the bottom side of the speedway through turns one and two to capture the lead as the field advanced to the back stretch.

Challenging in kind though the third and fourth turns, Hafertepe was able to get back on point as Herrera fell to a ten car length deficit. Fighting an increasingly tight machine through the high side of turns one and two, the No. 15h saw his advantage being to dwindle. Rolling to twin flags, Herrera was there. Pulling to Sam's back bumper, the pair raced under the white flag with Herrera trapped in dirty air. Shuffled up the racetrack, Johnny quickly regain momentum and again challenged as the leaders hit the final two turns.

Holding Hafertepe to the top of the race track, Johnny hustled the bottom for everything he had but would come up a mere feet shy of the win.

To the approval of his hometown fans, Jonathan Cornell would run third in the Starline Brass No. 28 with Blake Hahn posting his first top five of the season in the Pizza Express No. 52. Having to rebuild his car after a flip at Texas Motor Speedway, Missouri's Kyle Bellm advanced from eighth to fifth in the RAMS No. 14k.

Posting his best finish of the season, Canada's Skylar Gee crossed sixth with Aaron Reutzel earning the CP Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night with a blistering run from 18th to seventh. Justin Henderson crossed eighth with Sammy Swindell from 12th to ninth. The top-ten rounded out with Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson.

The 25 car field was split into three Heat Races with Kyle Bellm, Skylar Gee, and Justin Henderson earning wins. New for the 2017 season, a Dash for Cash was run for the drivers with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps with Randy Martin making the closing laps pass to pick up a nice $600 bonus.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network hits the track again on Thursday, May 11 at the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic presented by RacinBoys.com at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series and the over 150 National and Regional races that make up the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Warrior Region
Missouri State Fair Speedway - Sedalia, Mo
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Car Count: 25

Heat Races: (All Drivers advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 5. 3-Sammy Swindell[9]; 6. 12S-Taylor Walton[3]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. 5-Matt Close[7]; (DNS) 27-Danny Thoman

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee[4]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 5. 38-Cody Baker[2]; 6. 20G-Jake Greider[6]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[8]; 8. 41A-Andee Beierle[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus[1]; 4. 17W-Harli White[4]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[8]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan[5]; 8. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin[3]

ASCS Warrior Dash:
Warrior Dash (10 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin[8]; 2. 38-Cody Baker[2]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus[7]; 4. 5-Matt Close[1]; 5. 12S-Taylor Walton[3]; 6. 28-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan[4]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[6]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[1]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 8. 1-Justin Henderson[7]; 9. 3-Sammy Swindell[12]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 11. 95-Matt Covington[10]; 12. 17W-Harli White[14]; 13. 14-Randy Martin[23]; 14. 38-Cody Baker[16]; 15. 93-Dustin Morgan[13]; 16. 77X-Alex Hill[19]; 17. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 18. 41A-Andee Beierle[24]; 19. 20G-Jake Greider[17]; 20. 21-Miles Paulus[11]; 21. 17-Josh Baughman[15]; 22. 81A-Chris Morgan[21]; 23. 12S-Taylor Walton[20]; 24. 27-Danny Thoman[25]; 25. 5-Matt Close[22]

Lap Leader(s): Johnny Herrera 1-16; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 17-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel +11
FSR High Point Driver: Skylar Gee
Provisional(s): N/A

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway;)

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 750; 2. Johnny Herrera 641; 3. Wayne Johnson 601; 4. Justin Henderson 575; 5. Seth Bergman 573; 6. Matt Covington 569; 7. Blake Hahn 546; 8. Aaron Reutzel 541; 9. Josh Baughman 525; 10. Sammy Swindell 499;

ASCS National Sprint Series


Hafertepe Remains Perfect With Lucas Oil ASCS Following Texas Motor Speedway Sweep

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 8, 2017)... Sam Hafertepe, Jr. continued his dominance of the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with his fourth win in as many nights this past Saturday to complete the weekend sweep of Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Asked about his run in Victory Lane, Sam replied, "It was predominantly top groove track, so it made it tough to get around lapped cars so we weren't going to make any dumb moves and try to force anything. We've been in that situation several times, but I knew we had a good enough car and we didn't have to flex our muscles early. At some point, we could take care of it."

On the weekend and the crowd on hand, Sam thanked Tony Stewart and the Texas Motor Speedway crew hosting the event. Setting a new series record with four consecutive victories, Hafertepe added his fourth triumph at the Texas Motor Speedway to his resume'.

Gridding the lineup on the pole, Sam would play the role of hunter as Wayne Johnson jetted off with the lead. Chasing the Outlaw Wings No. 2c down, the pair began going slide for slide around the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on the third round. Showing Hafertepe leading, the slide-jobs did not stop for several laps before the No. 15h earned some breathing room. Working back to Sam's rear bumper as the pair worked slower traffic, the race was brought to a halt on Lap 10 for a crash in turn four involving Kyle Bellm and John Carney II, of which both drivers were unharmed.

Jettisoning to a sizable advantage on the restart, Hafertepe was untouchable. Through traffic, the No. 15h slid by with ease as the race from second through fifth was anyone guess.

Back and forth between Aaron Reutzel, Josh Baughman, and Christopher Bell, the battle came to a head as Bell tried to slow for a slower car while racing under Aaron Reutzel; sending his No. 88 machine up the track where both drivers would flip into the turn four catch fence. Both drivers were okay.

Moving Baughman to second and Johnson back into the top-three, there was no catching the No. 15h, who crossed the line 2.231 seconds ahead of the PPG No. 17.

Wayne Johnson brought his Oil Medics No. 2c home on the final podium step with Tony Stewart coming from 11th to fourth in the Rush Truck Centers No. 14. The top-five rounded out with the MVT No. 45x of Johnny Herrera.

From 14th, Seth Bergman raced to a sixth place finish with Blake Hahn charging from 17th to seventh. Matt Covington found the eighth position with Sammy Swindell from 18th to ninth. South Dakota's Justin Henderson completed the top-ten.

Overall, the weekend saw 40 drivers in attendance, of which 38 took part in Saturday's program. Four Heat Races went to Johnny Herrera, Tony Stewart, Chance Morton, and Christopher Bell. Qualifier wins went to Josh Baughman, Justin Henderson, and Kyle Bellm. The B-Mains were topped by Blake Hahn and Sammy Swindell. One provisional start was granted to Kade Morton through the ASCS Red River Region.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to action on Saturday, April 15 at the Historic Half-Mile, Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series and the over 150 dates that make up the ASCS National and Regional schedules, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Red River Region
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas
Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Car Count: 38
Event Count: 40

Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[8]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 51-Caleb Martin[1]; 4. 11X-John Carney II[9]; 5. 44-Jared Sewell[3]; 6. 55-Brad Queen[6]; 7. 1S-Joey Schmidt[7]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary[8]; 9. 05M-Charles McManus[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[2]; 2. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski[3]; 4. 6-Dustin Gates[4]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 6. 02-Brandon Long[5]; 7. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Christopher Bell[2]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 5. 12-James Mosher[8]; 6. 3-Sammy Swindell[5]; 7. 2X-Tucker Doughty[3]; 8. 17W-Harli White[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 12 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 2. 6-Dustin Gates[1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart[6]; 6. 3-Sammy Swindell[9]; 7. 1SX-Sean McClelland[8]; 8. 11X-John Carney II[5]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee[7]; 10. 2X-Tucker Doughty[10]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 2. 12-James Mosher[3]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[7]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[2]; 7. 13M-Chance McCrary[10]; 8. 55-Brad Queen[8]; 9. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 10. (DNF) 1S-Joey Schmidt[9]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 2. 88-Christopher Bell[6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski[3]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 6. 29-Travis Rilat[9]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[10]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[8]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton[4]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell[7]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki[2]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton[3]; 4. 1SX-Sean McClelland[5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee[7]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[4]; 7. 17W-Harli White[10]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary[6]; 9. 20G-Jake Greider[11]; 10. 02-Brandon Long[8]; 11. (DNF) 1S-Joey Schmidt[9]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 3-Sammy Swindell[3]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 4. 29-Travis Rilat[4]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[10]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell[8]; 8. 05M-Charles McManus[11]; 9. 55-Brad Queen[7]; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski[1]; 11. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty[9]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson[2]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart[11]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[14]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[17]; 8. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 9. 3-Sammy Swindell[18]; 10. 1-Justin Henderson[12]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[20]; 12. 1J-Danny Jennings[4]; 13. 6-Dustin Gates[15]; 14. 28-Tommy Bryant[16]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 16. 88-Christopher Bell[5]; 17. 14K-Kyle Bellm[13]; 18. 84B-Scott Bogucki[19]; 19. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 20. 12-James Mosher[10]; 21. 11X-John Carney II[22]; 22. 8M-Kade Morton[23]; 23. 7M-Chance Morton[21]

Lap Leader(s): Wayne Johnson 1-3; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4-30
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Blake Hahn +10
FSR High Point Driver: Christopher Bell
Provisional(s): Kade Morton (Regional)

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway;);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 600; 2. Johnny Herrera 499; 3. Wayne Johnson 491; 4. Seth Bergman 477; 5. Matt Covington 461; 6. Justin Henderson 459; 7. Josh Baughman 436; 8. John Carney II 423; 9. Aaron Reutzel 422; 10. Blake Hahn 416;

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ASCS National Sprint Series


From 13th, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Wins At Texas Motor Speedway

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2017)... While several drivers have entered the season with back-to-back wins with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is the first to go three-for-three right out of the gate; adding his third win in as many outings with a dominating run from 13th at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The opening night of Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers, the win is also Hafertepe's third at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track since 2014.

"My third win here, I feel like we're getting pretty comfortable here, but I have to thank these fans for coming out tonight. I tried to make it an exciting race, and I think we did coming from 13th," said Hafertepe who is also Friday's CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night.

Utilizing the high side of the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Sam was all the way to fifth by the third round. Cracking the top three following a Lap 5 restart for Blake Hahn, who flipped in turn two without injury, Sam restarted third and began working a line unlike anyone on the racing surface.

Giving chase to Wayne Johnson, the Outlaw Wings No. 2c rolled the bottom while Hafertepe set a diamond through turns one and two, then low in three and four. From a half straightaway behind to Wayne's back bumper, the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h rolled to the race lead on Lap 10.

Finding the back of the field at the race's mid-point, Sam rolled into slower traffic with ease as the No. 15h was able to catch drivers slipping the bottom line, giving the resident of Sunnyvale a 4.852 second advantage at the checkered flag.

Wayne Johnson rolled across the line second with Aaron Reutzel third. Danny Jennings earned the final transfer into Saturday's A-Main. Dustin Morgan, while one spot shy of a transfer, picked up his first top-five of the 2017 season. Tommy Bryant sixth was trailed by Matt Covington, Danny Lasoski, Josh Baughman, and Tony Stewart who started 16th on the grid.
With 40 cars on hand, five Heat Races went to Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Danny Jennings, Wayne Johnson, James Mosher, and Tony Stewart. Qualifier wins were earned by Danny Lasoski, Dustin Morgan, and John Carney II. Two B-Feature scores went to Sammy Swindell and Alex Hill.

Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers continues on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with Hot Laps getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CDT). For more information, log onto www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Red River Region
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas
Tony Stewart's Texas Sprint Car Nationals
Friday, April 7, 2017
Car Count: 40

Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 6. 17W-Harli White[6]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 8. 1S-Joey Schmidt[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 3. 88X-Craig Dollansky[5]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[2]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty[6]; 7. 88-Christopher Bell[7]; 8. 05M-Charles McManus[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee[2]; 3. 3-Sammy Swindell[3]; 4. 11X-John Carney II[5]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[4]; 7. 84B-Scott Bogucki[8]; 8. 23B-Brian Bell[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12-James Mosher[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 29-Travis Rilat[8]; 4. 20G-Jake Greider[1]; 5. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 6. 44-Jared Sewell[6]; 7. 13M-Chance McCrary[5]; (DNS) 02-Brandon Long

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart[1]; 2. 55-Brad Queen[2]; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski[3]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 5. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant[5]; 7. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[8]; 8. (DNF) 1SX-Sean McClelland[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 16 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[4]; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant[10]; 4. 29-Travis Rilat[5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[8]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 9. 55-Brad Queen[2]; 10. 88X-Craig Dollansky[3]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart[4]; 7. 17W-Harli White[9]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm[10]; (DNS) 84-Brandon Hanks

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee[3]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 5. 3-Sammy Swindell[2]; 6. 12-James Mosher[6]; 7. 1-Justin Henderson[8]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty[9]; 9. 84B-Scott Bogucki[10]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[7]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3-Sammy Swindell[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton[2]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[6]; 5. 1-Justin Henderson[3]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty[5]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell[9]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary[10]; 9. 6-Dustin Gates[8]; 10. 1S-Joey Schmidt[12]; 11. 88X-Craig Dollansky[7]; 12. 1SX-Sean McClelland[11]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 77X-Alex Hill[1]; 2. 20G-Jake Greider[2]; 3. 55-Brad Queen[4]; 4. 17W-Harli White[3]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[5]; 6. 88-Christopher Bell[9]; 7. 05M-Charles McManus[11]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 9. 84-Brandon Hanks[7]; 10. 51-Caleb Martin[8]; 11. 23B-Brian Bell[10]; 12. 02-Brandon Long[12]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings[6]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant[8]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 8. 33-Danny Lasoski[5]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart[16]; 11. 29-Travis Rilat[11]; 12. 11X-John Carney II[7]; 13. 45X-Johnny Herrera[19]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee[10]; 15. 23-Seth Bergman[12]; 16. 12-James Mosher[15]; 17. 55-Brad Queen[22]; 18. 77X-Alex Hill[18]; 19. 20G-Jake Greider[20]; 20. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[14]; 21. (DNF) 3-Sammy Swindell[17]; 22. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[21]

Lap Leader(s):Wayne Johnson 1-9; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 10-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. +13
FSR High Point Driver: Wayne Johnson
Provisional(s): N/A

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 2 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway);
2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 450; 2. Johnny Herrera 374; 3. Wayne Johnson 356; 4. Seth Bergman 355; 5. Justin Henderson 349; 6. Matt Covington 345; 7. John Carney II 334; 8. Aaron Reutzel 322; 9. Blake Hahn 297; 10. Josh Baughman 294;

ASCS National Sprint Series


Hafertepe Perfect At The Lucas Oil Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (March 18, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. proved unstoppable at the 44th annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals as the Hwy. 79 Collision/Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h sailed to his second victory in as many nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Having to bounce back from an inauspicious start that saw Sam slip back to sixth from a third starting spot, the point was held by Johnny Herrera with Justin Henderson in tow.

"You know, I looked like an idiot there early on. I think we fell back to sixth and that's not like us but we just had it a little too tight early on. I had them make a change after that 305cid A-Feature and we probably shouldn't have made the change, but it actually made our car great later on in the race," commented Hafertepe, who also topped the night's IMCA RACEsaver Sprint Car feature event. "I just have to say, hats off to everyone who helps make this thing happen."

Caution working Lap 6 as the leaders found the tail of the lead lap, the field rolled back to life with John Carney II taking over the runner-up position Lap 7 with Hafertepe back to third by Lap 8. Working into slower traffic, the leaders ran multiple grooves on the Devil's Bowl with Herrera working low in one and two, then high in three and four while Carney railed the cushion.

With momentum and traffic working to his favor, the Lubbock Wrecker Services No. 11x bolted to the lead on Lap 18. Taking over second two laps later, Hafertepe pursed Carney with great vigor; running down the No. 11x as the pair approached slower cars. Able to move the No. 15h through the different grooves of racing, Hafertepe took the point with eight laps to run.

Leaving Carney to battle for second with Herrera and Henderson, the No. 11x would see his night come to an early close due to a cut right rear tire that brought out the caution on Lap 24.

Keeping the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x at bay on the restart, Johnny was left to contend with the NGK Spark Plugs No. 1 of Justin Henderson who grabbed away second on Lap 28, but there was not catching Hafertepe as the Texas native raced the win by 3.337 seconds.

Justin Henderson's runner-up finish was his second result in as many nights. Like Henderson, the No. 45x placed on the bronze step for the second night running. Improving his position by one from Friday night, Washington's Seth Bergman raced to a fourth place finish with Wayne Johnson rebound from a DNF on Friday night to round out Saturday's top-five.

Another driver turning a 180 on the weekend, a fresh bullet under the hood put Aaron Reutzel sixth with Sammy Swindell coming from 11th to seventh. Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed eighth with Sean McClelland ninth. Earning the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night, Zane Lawrence advanced eight spots to finish tenth.

Saturday saw 44 drivers returning to competition in the 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals. Five Heat Races were topped by Scott Bogucki, Chris Martin, Kaley Gharst, Zane Lawrence, and Sean McClelland. Qualifier wins went to Skylar Gee, Wayne Johnson, and Aaron Reutzel. A pair of B-Mains went to Scott Bogucki and Zane Lawrence.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to competition at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. on Sunday, March 26, 2017. For more information on the Show-Me oval, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com.
For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven Regional Tours that make up the ASCS Nation and its over 150 nights of racing in 2017, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
44th Spring Nationals - Night 2
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Car Count: 44
Event Count: 48

ButlerBuilt Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 84B-Scott Bogucki[1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee[3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[4]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[8]; 6. 6-Dustin Gates[5]; 7. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 2. 17G-Chad Wilson[1]; 3. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson[8]; 5. 17W-Harli White[5]; 6. M1-Mark Smith[6]; 7. 3C-Raven Culp[4]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Kaley Gharst[2]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens[3]; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 5. 12-Scott Smith[1]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 7. 2-Logan Payne[6]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Zane Lawrence[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[8]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 4. 51-Caleb Martin[4]; 5. 2X-Tucker Doughty[3]; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant[7]; 7. 18-Ryan Roberts[6]; 8. (DNF) 57-Jacob Lucas[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Sean McClelland[2]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell[1]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm[3]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[5]; 5. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[6]; 7. 12W-Dale Wester[8]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[4]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 16 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 3. 17G-Chad Wilson[2]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[7]; 5. 99X-Dalton Stevens[3]; 6. 7-Kaley Gharst[5]; 7. 51-Caleb Martin[8]; 8. 84B-Scott Bogucki[4]; 9. 88-Scottie McDonald[10]; 10. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty[9]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[4]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell[2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[6]; 5. 02-Brandon Long[1]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 76-Zane Lawrence[5]; 8. 6-Dustin Gates[10]; 9. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[8]; 10. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[9]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 3. 1S-Sean McClelland[5]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[2]; 5. 44-Chris Martin[6]; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant[8]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[3]; 8. M1-Mark Smith[9]; 9. 93-Dustin Morgan[10]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman[7]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 84B-Scott Bogucki[4]; 2. 7-Kaley Gharst[1]; 3. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 5. 6-Dustin Gates[6]; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant[5]; 7. 17W-Harli White[7]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[13]; 9. 12W-Dale Wester[10]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[2]; 11. 2-Logan Payne[11]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty[9]; 13. 77X-Alex Hill[14]; 14. (DNF) 3C-Raven Culp[12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 76-Zane Lawrence[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[8]; 5. M1-Mark Smith[6]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[5]; 7. 29-Travis Rilat[10]; 8. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens[1]; 10. 18-Ryan Roberts[11]; 11. 57-Jacob Lucas[14]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider[13]; 13. 13M-Chance McCrary[12]; 14. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[9]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 7. 3-Sammy Swindell[11]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[9]; 9. 1S-Sean McClelland[8]; 10. 76-Zane Lawrence[18]; 11. 03-Joe Wood Jr[14]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[15]; 13. 95-Matt Covington[20]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee[10]; 15. 44-Chris Martin[12]; 16. (DNF) 11X-John Carney II[2]; 17. (DNF) 7-Kaley Gharst[19]; 18. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[22]; 19. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[21]; 20. (DNF) 17G-Chad Wilson[16]; 21. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki[17]; 22. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[13]
Lap Leader(s): Johnny Herrera 1-17; John Carney II 18-21; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 22-30

CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Zane Lawrence +8
FSR High Point Driver: Seth Bergman
Provisional(s): N/A

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 2 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10: 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 300; 2. Justin Henderson 284; 3. Johnny Herrera 270; 4. Seth Bergman 255; 5. John Carney II 228; 6. Matt Covington 226; 7. Joe Wood, Jr. 216; 8. Wayne Johnson 214; 9. Kyle Bellm 212; 10. Ray Allen Kulhanek 208;

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Hafertepe Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals Opener

MESQUITE, Texas (March 17, 2017) Picking up seemingly where he left off in 2016, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. led start to finish to pick up his first win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in the series opener at the 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals.

"I don't know how good we really were. I thought I heard him [Henderson] behind me a few times but it may have very well be that we were just over turning it but I'll tell you what, that car on the restarts was just so good rotating the corner," commented Hafertepe.

"We had to make big changes after the Heat Race. We just weren't where we needed to be. Everybody thinks I know this place really well, and I thought I did too but we just had to go to work on the car again and that's what we did last year. If things weren't going good, we just went after it and gave the car what we think it needed."

Giving thanks to his crew, family, and fans Hafertepe followed up saying, "Right now I just have to say that I've got Shirley Kears in my thoughts and prayers for everything she's going through right now and I hope things get better soon."

Earning the outside of the front row, Hafertepe got the jump of pole sitter, Ryan Roberts, going into the first two turns. Chased by Justin Henderson through the opening laps, the BDS Motorsports No. 1 would get his first chance at the leader with a Lap 5 caution for Wayne Johnson who was having braking issues.

Unable to keep pace with Hafertepe's Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h, the field went under the caution again on Lap 11.

Keeping the field at bay once again, the leaders quickly raced their way to the back of the field. Having to carefully time slide jobs through traffic, Henderson with Herrera in tow were able to close, but never able to capitalize as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. sped away to the victory by 1.786 second.
Chasing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points for the first time, Justin Henderson crossed runner-up in the NSCHoF No. 1.

"Sam is on a different level here than most so running second to him isn't bad. I don't know if we had anything for him. Lapped traffic was difficult but this EMI Chassis, Parker Engine was great. Bryan [Sundby] worked hard all night and gave me a good car and just have to thank BDS Motorsports," said Henderson of his runner-up result.

With the start of the race key to his success, Johnny Herrera took the race five wide on the opening lap to advance from eight to the final podium step.

"On the start, they left the top wide open. A few guys got tight there and I was able to sneak by and really, it was just a hope and a prayer. I knew we had to get there in a hurry before we fell in line because here, the guys that start up front tend to finish up front. Had I started front row, it would have been a different deal but hats off to Sam. I felt like we had a great car, and looking forward to tomorrow."

Racing back and forth with Seth Bergman throughout most of the A-Feature, John Carney II captured the final transfer spot into Saturday's championship feature event with Seth Bergman completing the top-five.

Moving up from 12th, Matt Covington came up to finish sixth with Blake Hahn seventh. Josh Baughman from 13th came up to eighth with Travis Rilat capturing the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night with a run from 18th to ninth. Advancing from 16th, Brandon Long completed the top-ten. Paring with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region, Ray Allen Kulhanek was the highest finishing regional driver.

The opening night of the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals saw 48 drivers draw in for competition. Six Heat Races went to Josh Baughman, Johnny Herrera, Chad Wilson, John Carney II, Ryan Roberts, and Sean McClelland. Qualifiers were topped by Justin Henderson, Blake Hahn, and Wayne Johnson. The night's B-Mains went to Dustin Morgan and Travis Rilat.

The 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals continues on Saturday, March 18, 2017. For more information, log onto www.devilsbowl.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven Regional Tours that make up the ASCS Nation and its over 150 nights of racing in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
44th Spring Nationals - Night 1
Friday, March 17, 2017
Car Count: 48

ButlerBuilt Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[4]; 3. 2-Logan Payne[1]; 4. 17W-Harli White[5]; 5. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 6. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[6]; 8. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty[5]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[4]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[1]; 5. 57-Jacob Lucas[6]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[3]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[7]; 8. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17G-Chad Wilson[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 13M-Chance McCrary[4]; 4. 12W-Dale Wester[2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[8]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[5]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 8. 76-Zane Lawrence[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[3]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[2]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 6. 84B-Scott Bogucki[6]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. 3C-Raven Culp[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 07-Michael Bookout[2]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[7]; 5. 1J-Danny Jennings[4]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee[5]; 8. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[6]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Sean McClelland[2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 3. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 6. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[5]; 7. (DNF) 3-Sammy Swindell[4]; 8. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 16 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 17G-Chad Wilson[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 5. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 6. 02-Brandon Long[7]; 7. 03-Joe Wood Jr[10]; 8. 17W-Harli White[8]; 9. 13M-Chance McCrary[1]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester[9]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 18-Ryan Roberts[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 4. 2X-Tucker Doughty[6]; 5. 1S-Sean McClelland[5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 7. 57-Jacob Lucas[8]; 8. 29-Travis Rilat[10]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens[9]; 10. 07-Michael Bookout[7]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[2]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[6]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm[9]; 9. 2-Logan Payne[7]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[10]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[6]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[7]; 6. 57-Jacob Lucas[3]; 7. 2-Logan Payne[5]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[11]; 9. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith[12]; 11. 3C-Raven Culp[13]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider[10]; 13. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; (DNS) 1J-Danny Jennings; (DNS) 84-Brandon Hanks; (DNS) 12W-Dale Wester

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[2]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 5. 88-Scottie McDonald[11]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 7. 51-Caleb Martin[8]; 8. 45-Martin Edwards[9]; 9. (DNF) 07-Michael Bookout[6]; 10. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[13]; 11. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[15]; 12. (DNF) 13M-Chance McCrary[5]; 13. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[12]; 14. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[14]; 15. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[10]; (DNS) 3-Sammy Swindell

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 4. 11X-John Carney II[10]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[12]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[13]; 9. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 10. 02-Brandon Long[16]; 11. 03-Joe Wood Jr[19]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[21]; 13. 7-Kaley Gharst[15]; 14. 93-Dustin Morgan[17]; 15. 17W-Harli White[22]; 16. (DNF) 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 17. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty[3]; 18. (DNF) 17G-Chad Wilson[6]; 19. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[11]; 20. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[20]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 22. (DNF) 1S-Sean McClelland[14]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Travis Rilat +9
FSR High Point Driver: Ryan Roberts
Provisional(s): N/A

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Focused On Lucas Oil ASCS National Title Defense As Tour Opens At The Devil's Bowl Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 13, 2017) The 2017 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network goes green this St. Patrick's Day Weekend at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas with the 44th running of the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals.

A favorite destination for many on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the Devil's Bowl is the track of choice for defending series champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

"Everybody knows Devil's Bowl Speedway is my favorite place to race, and to start the season off at a place like that means a lot. I'm excited to get there and I always feel like we're one of the cars to beat so to start the year out there makes me really confident about the season," commented Hafertepe who has two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Having to play a bit of catch up following the opening swing of 2016, that's something that Sam looks to rectify in order to get racing for points out of the way.

"Our weak spot last year was the start of the year and even with a couple solid runs after that, we didn't really get going until about June when the season really took off so what I'm focusing on this year is being up front from the get go and being in contention for wins right out of the gate. We just didn't have that last year so I feel like if we can do that, then hopefully we can get a handle on the points now and just focus on running our races."

No longer a young man, but not yet an old man, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. credits a lot of his success in 2016 to his maturity both on, and off the track saying, "I know that was probably the biggest key to our success is maturing as a driver. I've said for years that I have the talent and the ability, just mentally never focused hard enough and did the right things where last year, that was something I felt I did well and coming into this year I've been working on cutting down weight, getting in better shape, and just tidying up the loose ends we had last year."

Returning as the driver of Keith Dobbs Motorsports, the Hwy. 79 Collision/J&J Chassis No. 15h is one of 15 drivers who have made the choice to be a part of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017.

"To be honest, I think first and foremost people are starting to realize how good it is to race in the ASCS division. It's attracted a lot of teams and we've got a lot of good drives. Just going down the list, you've got a good mix of talent and there's no one on the list that doesn't have a chance to run up front and be in contention."

The 44th running of the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals takes place on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 with each night of racing getting underway at 8:00 P.M. By the numbers, this weekend stands to be the 87th and 88th nights of racing at the Devil's Bowl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour since 1994. In the series last visit for the Winter Nationals on October 16 and 17, Johnny Herrera and John Carney II split the weekend.

The weekend also serves as the opener for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region which is co-sanctioning the two day affair. Channin Tankersley enters the year as the defending series champion.

For more information on the Devil's Bowl Speedway, and to purchase tickets in advance, call (972) 222-2421 or log onto www.devilsbowl.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven Regional Tours that make up the ASCS Nation and its over 150 nights of racing in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

The Important Information:
Who: Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network
What: 44th Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals
Where: Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
When: Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
Track Contact Information:
Address: 1171 Lawson Rd. Mesquite, TX 75181
Phone: (972) 222-2421
Email: info@devilsbowl.com
Website: www.devilsbowl.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/devilsbowl

ASCS Online:
American Sprint Car Series: www.ascsracing.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
Instagram: ASCSRACING
Audio Broadcast: www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable): www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App

ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:
Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo.): http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, Wash.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Matt Covington (Glenpool, Okla.): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Jake Greider (Haysville, Kan.): https://twitter.com/JakeGreider2013
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, Texas): http://www.sam15.com
Justin Henderson (Sioux Falls, S.D.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Ray Allen Kulhanek (Danbury, Texas): http://www.rayallenkulhanek.com
Dustin Morgan (Owasso, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/dustin.p.morgan?hc_ref=SEARCH
Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas): http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Harli White (Lindsay, Okla.): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include: Hoosier Racing Tire, CP Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, Zotto Mattress, Spray Nine, LucasOilRacing.tv, Carlyle Tools, and General Tire.
Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.

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